The American Prospect, Bangladesh, 24 July 2015 - After a horrific factory collapse in 2013, pressure from global unions, human rights groups, and reputational damage to big fashion brands led to a groundbreaking accord to improve labor conditions. What has it achieved?
VietNamNet Bridge, VietNam, 22 July 2015 - Vu Tien Loc, chairman of the Viet Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, spoke to Thoi Bao Kinh Te (Vietnam Economic Times) about plans to increase the minimum wage in 2016.
The PhnomPenhPost, Cambodia, 22 July 2015 - Recent data from the International Labour Organisation say that despite implementing a $128 minimum wage in January, the Kingdom’s garment and footwear sector has grown by over 10 per cent in the first quarter this year, although experts suggest a wait-and-see approach to determine its full impact.
The highlights and new features on this July AP-IRNet newsletter include: World Employment and Social Outlook: The Changing Nature of Jobs; Giving a voice to rural workers; As well as updated news on industrial relations issues in the region.
Table of Contents Front Matter - Guest Editors' Introduction: The Future and Praxis of Decent Work Phoebe Moore, Charles Dannreuther, Christian Möllmann Articles - The Paradoxes of Decent Work in Context: A Cultural Political Economy Perspective PDF Felix Hauf - The Latest Italian Labour Market Rreforms in the Perspective of Decent Work Basic-Relations-Fairness Proposal PDF Martina Lavagnini, Antonella Mennella - The Absence of Decent Work: The Continued Development of Forced and Unfree Labour in India PDF Jamie Morgan, Wendy Olsen - Pushed out the Door, Back in through the Window: The Role of the ILO in EU and US Trade Agreements in Facilitating the Decent Work Agenda PDF Rafael Peels, Marialaura Fino - Decent Work Diagnostics for a Western Balkan Country Stuck in the Neo-liberal Doctrine: The Case of the Republic of Macedonia PDF Dragan Tevdovski - Involving Civil Society in the Implementation of Social Provisions in Trade Agreements: Comparing the US and EU Approach in the Case of South Korea PDF Lore Van den Putte Reviews - Review of Kevin Gray (2015) Labour and Development in East Asia: Social Forces and Passive Revolution. PDF Anita Chan - Review of Costello, C. and Freedland, M. (eds.) (2014) Migrants at Work: Immigration and Vulnerability in Labour Law. PDF Janet Munakamwe - Review of Rossi, A., Luinstra, A. and Pickles, J. (eds.) (2014) Towards Better Work: Understanding Labour in Apparel Global Value Chains. PDF Khalid Nadvi Global Issues - The Future and Praxis of Decent Work UNTITLED PDF David Spooner, Peter Waterman
The highlights and new features on this AP-IRNet newsletter include: World Employment and Social Outlook: The Changing Nature of Jobs; Giving a voice to rural workers; As well as updated news on industrial relations issues in the region.
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